YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND TIPS FOR LEADING A MORE FULFILLING LIFE. IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US ……..THEN WELCOME .
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…………. I am going to ease you gently into 2023 as after all it has been a tough year and its now time to take back control !
So as it is the time of Year for renewals and clear outs , all I want you to do is take a good long look at yourself in the mirror. Really look at that person and acknowledge all your hopes and fears, the challenges you faced in 2022 and maybe continue to face.
Now think about the improvements you want to make this year FOR YOU! Not for everyone else , not for the world. not because society dictates who you should be.
How can I be happier ?
How can I feel happier ?
How can I look better ?
How can I improve my life to bring about positivity ?
What steps do I need to get me there?
Write all the thoughts that come to you , however random and jot them into your Midweek mantra Journal. From this period of self reflection some goals will be organically defined and not forced. Do it today !
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU ! WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THIS MAY SEEM A LITTLE SELFISH TO CONCENTRATE ON YOURSELF. BUT REMEMBER A HAPPY YOU IS A HAPPY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND MENTAL EXERCISES TO REFRESH THAT MIDWEEK SLUMP
IN THIS TIME OF GREAT DIVISION IN SOCIETY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN, BLACKS AND WHITES,POLITICAL DIVIDES AND EVEN MORE. LET US FOCUS ON OUR SIMILARITIES AND NOT ON OUR DIFFERENCES. THE FUTURE NOT THE PAST……………..
THIS WEEK I WOULD LIKE ALL MY FOLLOWERS TO SOUND THIS CHANT OUT LOUD EACH MORNING AS MANY TIMES AS YOUR OWN TIME ALLOWS. IT SHOULD BECOME YOUR MANTRA NOT ONLY FOR THIS WEEK BUT FOR LIFE.
I USE THIS CHANT AT THE BEGINNING OF ALL GROUP SOUND BATHS AND THE GROUP REPEAT EACH LINE BACK TO ME, I HAVE YET TO MEET A PERSON WHO IS NOT TOUCHED BY THE BEAUTY OF THIS UNIVERSAL GREETING.
I OFFER YOU PEACE
I OFFER YOU FRIENDSHIP
I OFFER YOU LOVE
I HEAR YOUR NEEDS
I SEE YOUR BEAUTY
I FEEL YOUR FEELINGS
ALL WISDOM FLOWS FROM THE HIGHEST SOURCE
I HONOUR THAT SOURCE IN YOU
LET US WORK TOGETHER
AS ‘WE’ CAN ACHIEVE MORE
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: KEEP THIS UP AND VERY SOON YOU WILL BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSONIN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER BEAUTY AND A SENSE OF CALM
YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION WITH MANTRAS, TASKS AND GENERAL POSITIVITY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEK. SO SUBSCRIBE BELOW SO YOU NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO BE UPLIFTED EVERY WEDNESDAY. WAKE UP TO SOME SUNSHINE IN YOUR INBOX FOR A CHANGE !!!!
Epictetus was an ancient Greek Philosopher whose teachings are still relevant today. Arguably even MORE relevant in these difficult times we have found ourselves in. To let go of things that are beyond our control and focus what we do have in our control. This especially applies to the mind, one thing we ALWAYS have is our own mind this alone is in our own power.
Conduct ourselves through life fulfilling our duties to our children, parents and fellow citizens and everything else will come do not try to control external influences as they will come.
So your MANTRA today :
“HE IS A WISE MAN WHO DOES NOT GRIEVE FOR THE THINGS WHICH HE HAS NOT, BUT REJOICES FOR THOSE WHICH HE HAS ” – Epictetus
In these PC times and so as not to offend anyone please substitute ‘Man’ with ‘Person’ as this applies to us all. Remember this WAS ancient Greece !!
JOJO STYLELIST TIP: WHILE YOU ARE BUSY PLANNING YOUR FUTURE DO NOT LET YOUR PRESENT PASS YOU BY. APPRECIATE THE HERE AND NOW
YOUR WEDNESDAY ROUND UP OF ALL THINGS POSITIVE TO CREATE STRENGTH INTERNALLY WITH TIPS,TASKS AND MANTRAS TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES OF THE WEEK AHEAD.
Sometimes the louder we shout the more difficult it is to be heard. When you shout at sommeone they tend to turn off or get angry at you this means they stop listening, as internally their self protection mode is switching on. Even if someone wants to hear us, they cannot really listen when we shout.
If you find yourself shouting it is usually because one wants to be heard. So try whispering so people can really hear you. When you lower your voice and quieten it you will find people more willing to listen and to take your calm considered approach much more seriously.
So today when you want to be heard WHISPER so the other party really has to concentrate on what you are saying.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THE LOUDEST PERSON IS ALWAYS THE LEAST HEARD TRY TO TURN DOWN THE VOLUME SO THE LISTENER TAKES YOUR POINTS MORE SERIOUSLY.
Your weekly Wednesday round up of positivity , tasks and mantras to uplift you and take your weekly routine from mundane to magical ! Take control and strengthen your mind for the week ahead. Do it every week to condition your mind and be ready to greet 2023 with a different mindset.
I was watching a Jordan Peterson interview this week, a great philosopher on the meaning of life and its principles. He ended the interview with a poignant statement that stayed with me throughout the week, that I wanted to share with my readers.
“there are so many people out there who never get a kind word from anyone. It is the easiest thing to do , give someone a kind word but so often we don’t “
“the difference it can make to a persons life to be in receipt of kindness is sometimes all it takes……………………..”
This is so powerful to give someone some positive feedback about themselves. Someone you know or someone you don’t know.It’s time to dip those words in sugar. Keep it sweet ! Get sugarcoating.
Do this simple thing today make a difference.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: PEOPLE ARE DYING (sometimes literally) JUST TO HEAR SOME KIND WORDS. MAKE YOUR WORDS COUNT TODAY. COAT SOMEONE IN SUGAR !
Your weekly catch up on all things positive to help strengthen your mental health, give the mind a workout and get you though life one week at a time.
Each week I concentrate on the following 12 mantras but today I am giving you a bumper edition. 12, yes 12 mantras , just one word to focus on . Take one word for each week and make it your own whatever this word means to you and how you can incorporate the thinking into your life. 12 weeks will take you up to Christmas ( yes I said the C word , I wanted you to hear it here first ) so think of this as the advent calendar of happiness. Please notice there is no mantra for money. But with these 12 core values money you will see is not an indicator of happiness it is a short term motivator. Of course we need enough to pay the bills but is not a solution to happiness by concentrating on the following you may find that money flows to you anyway.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : By ensuring these 12 mnatras exist in your life is the ket to happiness not just in your own soul but for those who you share your life with too. Lets practise together and trust the ripple effect to make the world a happier place .
Your weekly club to help strengthen your mental health and develop positivity in your outlook for the rest of the week. Call in each week to this post to lift your spirits and help you to be your own therapist through tasks , mantras, ideas or just chat.
I think we probably all have someone in our life that have been bad to us or let us down. We probably feel deep anger and disappointment in these people we trusted and let into our lives. Why didn’t they treat us the way with the courtesy and kindness we showed them. The feelings get deep routed into our psyche more than we know and it impacts our other relationships and existing and future friendships.
Today I want you to practice letting go of regret, guilt, or resentment and to start making space for forgiveness, happiness , it is time to set yourself free.
Remember this exercise is about you not the other person . The other person has the problem not you. Forgiving them does not necessitate you talking to them this is about the relationship with yourself.
However if you feel the need to make yourself heard in order to heal. Then arrange to have a conversation with this person.
If you miss the person and want to repair the relationship then write a letter / e mail to this person and SEND it giving them time to digest your feelings without interruption or argument. After reflection you may find you contributed to the situation that arose. So, explore this.
JOJO’s STYLELIST TIP:Both forgiveness of others or self forgiveness is extremely cathartic it is all about controlling ones own mind and feelings in order to healoneself in order to move forward and find freedom.
YOUR WEEKLY GET TOGETHER TO EXPLORE IDEAS, TASKS AND MANTRAS TO HELP YOU LIVE A MORE POSITIVE LIFE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. THINK OF IT AS A WORKOUT FOR THE MIND.
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A GOOD BELLY LAUGH OR GIGGLED WITH A FRIEND. WELL ITS TIME TO TAKE A DAY OFF TO PLAY. LET US BRING SOME FUN INTO OUR LIVES.
TODAY I WANT YOU TO CAST YOUR MIND BACK TO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD. WHAT DID YOU LIKE TO DO ? NOW START TO PLAN YOUR FUN DAY. SOME IDEAS MAYBE:
GOING TO THE CINEMA WITH A BAG OF POPCORN CHOOSE A COMEDY AS TODAY IS ALL ABOUT LAUGHTER.
FLYING A KITE.
GOING TO THE BEACH TO COLLECT SEASHELLS AND MAKE SANDCASTLES.]
GO TO A SWING PARK AND TRY OUT THE SWINGS, ROUNDABOUT AND SLIDE. PLEASE DO NOT SCARE THE CHILDREN THOUGH I RECOMMEND YOUY CHOOSE A QUIET DAY FOR THIS ONE.
TAKE A PEDALO BOAT ON THE LAKE.
PLAY HIDE AND SEEK OR KISS CHASE WITH SOMEONE YOU (REALLY) LIKE.
BORROW A POGO STICK AND A HULA HOOP AND SEE HOW GOOD YOU ARE. COMPETE WITH A FRIEND.
GET SOMEONE TO TICKLE YOU AND SEE HOW LONG YOU CAN GO WITHOUT LAUGHING.
YOU PROBABLY HAVE MANY MORE IDEAS OF YOUR OWN. BUT THE MANTRA FOR TODAY IS “THINK LIKE A CHILD ” THAT IS THE ONLY RULE.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:REMEMBER TODAYS TASKS IS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN AND LAUGHTER ONCE YOU START IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR WHOLE MOOD AND LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND REMEMBER IT IS INFECTIOUS FOR EVERYONE AROUND. THOSE WHO LAUGH TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER. REDISCOVER YOUR INNER CHILD TODAY .
Your weekly catch up on all things positive ! Tasks and imagination or just a simple mantra to encourage you to exercise and strengthen your mental health in a world full of adversity. We will not just get you through another week but we aim to make your week the best it can possibly be!
This weeks mantra may give you some deep and positive thinking. It cropped up on my Headspace app the other morning and it really resonated with me. I would like to share it with my followers and readers and I hope it resonates with you too and bring you calmness and serenity.
“A DAY THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAPPEN, SHOULD HAPPEN OR WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IS A DAY MISSED “
This is a mantra that should be lived by every day for life. Repeat it enough times so it becomes an instinctive reality.